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    I went out yesterday, something I rarely do. I went to a brunch celebration for former students who are graduating and going off to college (Sooo proud), and hung out with friends. I tried to be cute and wore heels. Today I am flat on my back and can barely move. My question is do OTC rubs like Ben Gay provide any relief for anyone? I am tired of reality shows and the ceiling tiles are very stimulating.
    IC-diagnosed August 1998 with cystoscopy and hydro
    IBS-diagnosed in 1998 probably had for majority of my life
    Fibro-Diagnosed in 2010
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  • #2
    I hope you feel better quickly. Ben Gay is a skin irritant for me, but I know some people find it helps with muscle pain.

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    • #3
      Muscle rub helps some if rubbed in good, and a hot water bottle as hot as you can stand on your back does help some. Then after awhile soak in a hot tub of water as long as you can, and stay rested you will get some relief.
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      • #4
        I use tiger balm pain patches which are over the counter you can find them at =Wal-Mart and Wal-greens.
        IC diagnosis 3 weeks ago.
        Vesicare 10 mg once daily
        IBS and Gerd-Zegerid
        IC diet
        Elmiron 100 mg three daily
        Hydroxyzine 25 mg at night
        Amitriptyline 10mg at night
        Diovan 60/12.5 daily
        Topral 50 mg daily
        Zoloft 100 mg at night
        Klonopin .5 twice daily